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Top 10 Best Photograph Cutters

March 25th, 2020

Photograph CuttersCutting photos is tricky and requires the most precise of paper cutters. One bad slice with a cheap paper cutter can quickly ruin a photograph. So which style of cutter should you use when cutting your valued photos? There are many options out there. Here are a few tips that should help you find the best cutter for your photographs.

There are a lot of factors that go into purchasing a high-quality photo cutter. There’s usually a budget to be considered, origin of the machine, reputation, ratings and more. While I may not be able to help you with all these concerns through this article, I can provide you with some great recommendations.

I have 10+ years of detailed experience with photograph cutters. There are two styles of paper cutters I recommend using for cutting photographs. These are guillotine paper cutters and rotary paper trimmers. Both cutters utilize modern technology to provide a great cut.

In general, guillotine cutters make great all around paper cutters. Not only do they cut photographs, but they can also cut card stock, laminated material, glossy paper, cardboard and more. Guillotine cutters generally cut more paper than Rotary trimmers, however, this isn’t always the case. Kutrimmer and Dahle have a great reputation.

Rotary trimmers are generally considered some of the most precise cutters available. Most photographers look for a rotary trimmer that either utilizes 2 cutting rails or a square cutting rail. Rotary cutters are perfect with paper and photographs. Rotatrim and Dahle have a great reputation.

I have come up with a list of the 5 best rotary trimmers and 5 best guillotine cutters for photography purposes. Hopefully this helps you in your decision.

Rotary Photograph Cutters & TrimmersTop 5 Best Photography Rotary Paper Trimmers

  1. Rotatrim Professional Series Rotary Cutters
  2. Dahle 400 Series Premium Rotary Cutter (Models 440, 442, 444, 446 & 448)
  3. Dahle 500 Series Professional Rotary Cutters (Models 500, 552 & 554
  4. Carl DC-238N Heavy Duty Rotary Trimmer
  5. Akiles Roll@Blade Cutter

Guillotine Photograph Cutters & TrimmersTop 5 Best Photography Guillotine Paper Cutters

  1. MBM Kutrimmer 1134 Guillotine Cutter
  2. Dahle 561 Premium Guillotine Cutter
  3. MBM Kutrimmer 1138 Guillotine Cutter
  4. Dahle 565 Premium Guillotine Cutter
  5. MBM Kutrimmer 1135 Guillotine Cutter

There you have it. My list of the top 10 best photograph cutters. Keep in mind that both Dahle and Kutrimmer make a lot of other high-quality cutters. I simply listed the most popular models within the typical photograph cutting length. Other models are available with larger cutting lengths and capacities that are also great for cutting photos and pictures.

You can find our entire selection of rotary paper trimmers here and guillotine paper cutters here. Feel free to speak with one of our paper cutting specialists by calling 1-800-658-8788.

Packaging Pizzas – Should You Use Shrink Wrap or a Vacuum Sealer?

March 24th, 2020

Pizza Packaging MachinesI had a great conversation with a customer yesterday who was interested in packaging his own pizzas. He had a small startup business and was only looking at packaging about 50 pizzas a day for retail sale. He was looking at several machines to package his 10″ and 12″ pizzas. He asked me, “Should I be using shrink wrap or a vacuum sealer for my pizzas?” This is how I answered him.

To begin with, I asked him what he was doing with the pizzas. He said he was packaging them for retail sale and needed professional packaging for sanitary purposes, preservation and professional presentation. These are all important when it comes to packaging food. While a good answer, this still isn’t enough information to answer the Shrink Wrap or Vacuum Sealer question. I then went on to explain why people use one or the other.

Shrink Wrap for Pizzas – Shrink wrap is one of the most common methods used for packaging pizzas. It is fast, looks great and is relatively affordable. One thing I let the customer know is that you need to use Polyolefin film when packaging pizzas. It is approved by the FDA for direct contact use with food. PVC shrink film is not. Shrink Wrap helps keep the food together (for presentation purposes), keeps it from drying out and also helps provide a barrier from outside contamination.

Shrink wrapping a pizza, however, is not good for long-term preservation. Shrink wrap is excellent for refrigerating a pizza, for use in displays and for a customer carrying the food home. It does not, however, provide adequate protection in a freezer. Most people, especially in a pizza retail environment, will be eating the purchased pizza the day they purchase the pizza or shortly thereafter. This is why shrink wrap is still extremely popular for packaging pizza. Shrink wrap is ultimately great for refrigerator preservation purposes.

Vacuum Sealers for Pizzas – Vacuum sealers are for pizza manufacturers that intend on distributing their pizzas to grocery stores and other food outlets. Vacuum sealers provide pizzas with excellent preservation. Vacuum sealers remove almost all of the air from the vacuum bag ensuring long term preservation. The vacuum seal bag also prevents the pizza from frost burn. I recommend that a cardboard backing be used or the pizza will loose its shape during the packaging process. Click here to view the best Chamber vacuum bags for pizza.

So which machines did I recommend? Before we established the type of packaging he needed, we went over these four machines for packaging his 10″ and 12″ pizzas:

    $258


  • AIE I-bar Sealer Shrink Wrap Machine – This machine is excellent for packaging a few dozen to perhaps a few hundred pizzas a day. It can be used with polyolefin film. Just be sure you get a machine that is the right size for your pizza. In this case, I recommended the 18″ model. Simply insert your pizza, seal the two open sides and use the heat gun to shrink the film.
  • $2,599


    *Ships Via Truck


  • Preferred Pack PP-48ST “All-in-One” – This machine is excellent if you need to package a pizza in a very short amount of time. Simply insert your pizza into the film, pull down the hood and let the machine do the rest. While the hood is down, the Galaxy will cut the film around the pizza and blast it with air to shrink the film.
  • $3,343.10


    *Ships Via Truck


  • Compack 5800 Shrink Wrap Machine – If you need a larger sealing area, the Compack 5800 is a great option. Like the 48ST, it quickly packages products in seconds. It can be used, depending on the speed of the operator, to package 8-10 pizzas per minute. This machine has a great track record with our customers.
  • $3,366


    *Ships Via Truck


  • Minipack MV 45X Chamber Vacuum Sealer – This is a vacuum sealer that can be used to vacuum seal pizzas in a very short amount of time. It is Italian-made and features high-quality components. It is a great machine to have for vacuum sealing pizzas on a daily basis.

The customer told me he was not selling directly to the public and needed something for longer-term food preservation purposes, so he ended up going with the Minipack MV 45X vacuum sealer. At ABC Office we offer a huge lineup of shrink wrap machines and vacuum sealers. We are bound to have a machine that will fit your business’s needs. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 for answers to your pizza packaging questions.

Hopefully this information helps you out. Thank you for reading and have a great day!

Best Legal Size Paper Folding Machines

March 10th, 2020

Legal Size Paper Folding MachineDo you need to fold legal size 8 ½” x 14″ paper, but all the machines you are looking at are designed for standard 8 ½” x 11” paper? I have come up with a list of some popular legal size paper folding machines (according to our customers). Not only do these machines fold legal size paper, they are good at it.

Legal size paper, as you probably already know, is as wide as standard paper, but slightly longer. This means the folding machine has to have slightly longer folding plates to accommodate the added length.

These paper folders have proven themselves time and time again to handle legal size paper well. These machines will allow you to letter fold (C Fold), accordion fold (Z Fold) and single fold (V Fold) legal size paper.

Best Legal Size Paper Folding Machines (Friction Feed)

  1. Formax FD 300 Paper Folder
  2. Martin Yale 1611 Paper Folding Machine
  3. Martin Yale 1217A AutoFolder
  4. MBM 208J Manual Setup, Auto-Feed Paper Folder
  5. Martin Yale 1711 Paper Folding Machine
  6. Formax FD 382 Automatic Paper Folder
  7. Formax FD 38X Tabletop Paper Folder

These paper folders have proven themselves time and time again that they are capable of quickly and professionally folding legal size paper. You can find our entire selection of paper folding machines here.

Shoplifting Prevention | How To Stop Stoplifting At Your Store

April 29th, 2019
Shplifting Prevention Gate

Shoplifting significantly impacts a business. Excessive shoplifting can even result in a business’s failure! Though shoplifting prevention methods may seem initially expensive, they end up saving the company a great deal of money. It is important to implement product security methods to reduce the amount of shoplifting that occurs in your business.

Gates, Towers, and Antennas

Gates, towers, and antennas are placed at entryways to retail stores. These gates are capable of detecting anti-theft tags and labels. The gates will alert you when an individual attempts to take a product that contains an activated anti-theft label. Multiple units may be required when the entryway is particularly large. It is important to ensure that your gate’s detected frequency matches the frequency that your anti-security tags emit.

Shoplifting Prevention Accessories

There are many accessories that can help prevent shoplifting. Pins for tags, detachers for removing hard tags, and more accessories are available to ensure the effectiveness of your product security measures.

Hard Tags and Labels

Hard tags consist of a plate and a pin. They emit a frequency that will set off anti-theft detectors. These tags are typically used on clothing or other apparel items, because they involve attaching the tag to a material that can be easily pierced. Labels essentially perform the same functions as hard tags. They are used more often on solid products, such as CDs, DVDs, or other electronic products.

Deactivators

Deactivators are most commonly placed at cash registers. They are used to deactivate anti-theft tags, allowing the labeled product to leave the store freely. The use of a deactivator is necessary to differentiate between purchased product and stolen product.

Shoplifting prevention measures are necessary to protect your business. Significant product loss can be incredibly damaging to any business. To learn more about the ideal product security measures for your business, contact us today!

Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Paper Folder

April 8th, 2019

There are many kinds of paper folders, so determining the right one for you can be difficult. There are several factors that will affect the ideal paper folder for your company and your needs. Additionally, there are many benefits to the use of a paper folding machine.

Benefits of a Paper Folder

Using a paper folding machine can help you save time and money. It is a simple, easy to use machine. Manually folding high-volumes of paper can be incredibly tedious and time consuming. Obtaining a paper folding machine can help you increase your overall productivity and will allow you to spend your time on other, more important things.

Type of Paper

It is important to examine the kind of paper you are using now, as well as the kinds of paper you may be using in the future. Regular, thin paper can be easily handled by friction feed paper folders. These machines use friction feed wheels to pull the paper through the fold plates. However, thick sheets of paper or glossier varieties may require air feed paper folders. As the name would imply, these machines use suction to grab the paper making them the better choose for glossy or slick paper.

Necessary Volumes

Some paper folding machines are designed only for occasional folding. Other machines are designed for more consistent folding of paper. Your company’s necessary paper folding volumes will determine the ideal paper folding machine for you. It is important to ensure that you choose a paper folding machine that matches your paper folding volumes.

Space/Mobility

The amount of space available for your machine may impact the right paper folding machine for you. Limited space will affect the appropriate type of paper folding machine. Additionally, if you need a paper folding machine that can be moved, you will need a paper folding machine with mobile capabilities.

Type of Folds

The necessary type of fold will also affect the ideal paper folding machine for you. You may need a machine that is able to perform a single fold, double fold, accordion fold, or many other varieties of folds. You will need to ensure that your paper folding machine is capable of performing all of your required fold types.

Single (Half, V)
Single (Half, V) fold
Standard Letter (C)
Letter (C) fold
Z (Accordion) fold
Z (Accordion) fold
Double Parallel  fold
Double Parallel
fold
Cross Fold (French, Right)
 fold
Cross Fold
(French, Right) fold
Half Accordion (Fold-out, Engineering) fold
Half Accordion
(Fold-out, Engineering) fold
 
Gate fold
Gate fold

The ideal paper folding machine for you will depend on all of these factors. To learn more about obtaining the best paper folding machine for your business, give us a call at 1-800-658-8788 and speak with one of our experts at ABC Office today!

All About Banners and Signage

March 22nd, 2019
Banners and Displays
Pop-Up Display Systems
Floor Stands and Signs

Banners and other signage options are some of the most effective ways to convey a message. It helps draw attention by combining visuals with information. Signage is also often required in order to comply with ADA requirements. There are many ways that banners and signage can benefit your business.

Banners

Banners can be a particularly effective platform for presenting information to colleagues. They can also be used to draw attention and brand your company. Banners can be used to announce events, place advertisements, and perform many other tasks. They come in a wide array of sizes, depending on your overall requirements. Banners can be designed for tabletop displays, large, multi-panel displays, hanging banners, and more.

Banner Stands

Banner stands, as well as popup banner stands, can provide easy setup and take down for your display. It can also ensure that your banner can be displayed in whatever medium you wish. Whether you need a standing display, tabletop display, or hanging display, we have the appropriate banner stand for you.

Signage

Certain types of signage are required by the ADA. We can provide these signs to help you comply with ADA requirements. We are capable of providing appropriate restroom signs, among many other things. These signs are made according to all ADA requirements and are created with grade 2 Braille. Additionally, we can create signage for floor stands and many other platforms.

Banners and signage can be used in a wide variety of ways. To learn more about how banners and signage can benefit your business, contact us at ABC Office today!

What is Foil Stamping?

March 13th, 2019
Foil Stamping Accessories & Supplies
Foil Stamping Accessories & Supplies
Foil Stamping Accessories & Supplies

Foil stamping is a popular method for printing foil text and logos onto a variety of materials. This foil is available in a variety of different colors and sizes. There are many different applications for the use of a foil stamping machine. Foil stamping machines are perfect for printing foil text or logos onto non-paper materials. Foil fusing machines may be a better solution for paper materials, like certificates or letters.

How it Works

A foil stamping machine uses heat and a metal die. This combined application allows the machine to firmly press the foil into the material you are stamping. Most foil stamping machines are manual, but there are options for automatic foil stamping machines that use air for operation.

Variety of Foil Stamping Applications

There are many applications for a foil stamping machine. They can be used to print a name on a book. They can also be used to print a photography company logo on a photograph or to print names on napkins for a wedding. Additionally, foil stamping machines can be used on materials like bibles, yearbooks, pencils, ribbons, and more.

AAMstamp

Here at ABC Office, we offer a wide variety of foil stamping machines. We are pleased to begin offering AAMstamp foil stamping machines. AAMstamp machines are high-quality, top of the line machines that are certain to meet your expectations. No matter what your needs are, here at ABC Office, we have the appropriate foil stamping machine for you.

Foil stamping is a great way to make your material stand out. It provides a unique, aesthetically pleasing appearance. To learn more about the right foil stamping machine for you, contact our experts at ABC Office today!

SPRITE Hand Operated Imprinting Foil Stamping – On Sale TODAY!

SPRITE Hand Operated Imprinting Foil Stamping - On Sale TODAY!

$1,039


How Can Paper Trimmers and Business Card Slitters Save my Business Money

March 4th, 2019
Paper Trimmers and Paper Cutters
Business Card Cutters & Slitters

Trimmers, cutters, and business card slitters can be used to create accurate, straight cuts. Crooked cutting processes can create waste and significantly decrease the overall appearance of the document. Cutting paper manually can be an incredibly time consuming process. The use of a paper cutting machine can significantly reduce your production costs. These machines are capable of ensuring that your paper is cut to the appropriate dimensions.

Trimmers and Cutters

Trimmers and cutters are used to cut paper to the appropriate dimensions. They create precise, straight cuts. They improve the efficiency of sizing documents, photographs, and other materials. They can cut through stacks of paper simultaneously. Paper trimmers and cutters create a consistent appearance for all of your documents.

Business Card Slitters

Business card slitters are used to separate business cards or other similarly sized objects. They can be used to create perforations on the page or to completely separate the cards. These are especially useful when you need to produce high volumes of business cards.
Trimmers, cutters, and business card slitters can significantly increase production efficiency. We offer many varieties of paper cutters that will be certain to meet all of your needs. To learn more about how obtaining a paper trimmer, cutter, or business card slitter may benefit you, contact us at ABC Office today!

Should I Purchase a Roll or a Pouch Laminator?

February 15th, 2019
GBC Pinnacle 27 Inch Roll Laminator
Akiles Ultra-X10 10 Roller Pouch Laminator

Laminators are practical investments that are able to protect your documents and give them a polished appearance. Knowing the differences between laminating machines can help you choose the appropriate machine for you. The two most common types of lamination machines are roll laminators and pouch laminators. Each machine has its individual advantages and is ideal for different uses.

Roll Laminators

Roll laminators use rolls of film to laminate materials. They are useful for larger items, like banners or signs. They also can be used to laminate multiple smaller items at the same time. They are able to laminate materials that may be in odd sizes or shapes. Roll lamination machines help increase productivity because they are faster than pouch laminators. These machines are ideal for large materials or higher volumes of lamination. They are often used in copy centers, print shops, and schools.

Pouch Laminators

Pouch laminators use laminating film in a pouch format. You insert the desired document into the pouch and run it through the machine. These machines are exceptionally easy to use and are frequently used for photographs or standard sized documents. The initial lamination machine tends to be less expensive than a roll laminator, but the film is slightly more expensive. This makes pouch lamination ideal for lower volumes of lamination. Pouch lamination machines tend to be portable, which makes them especially convenient. They are commonly used for small businesses, personal use, photography studios, schools, and churches.

Lamination machines can be vital in protecting your documents. It can also help improve the overall appearance of the material. Lamination can be used to prevent sun damage from occurring to banners or keep them from fading over time. Here at ABC Office, we have a wide selection of lamination machines that are sure to meet your every lamination-related need!

Put Your Best Foot Forward With Presentation Equipment From ABC Office

February 4th, 2019
Traditional Wooden Podiums & Lecterns
Portable Sound Systems
Flipchart / Easels

Presentations can be nerve-wracking. Ensuring that you have the best equipment can help mitigate your worries. Presentations are all about appearance, so it is important to take all the steps you can to enhance the overall appearance of your event. Here at ABC Office, we have a wide selection of presentation-related products to help make your presentation stand out.

Lecterns and Podiums

Our wide selection of lecterns and podiums allow you to completely customize your presentation. We offer podiums in many different heights, materials, and colors. We even offer several varieties that contain sound systems. We have tabletop and clear varieties, as well.

Portable Sound Systems

We offer many sound systems that will serve any of your presentation needs. We have many different speakers and amplifiers to ensure that you will have excellent sound quality, no matter what venue you are presenting in. We also have many microphones, megaphones, and sound system accessories. No matter what kind of presentation you are planning, you will be able to guarantee that you will be heard.

Flipcharts and Easels

Flipcharts and easels can help you get your point across in the most effective manner. Charts and visual effects can help you convey your presentation across multiple levels. This will not only help you present effectively, but it will also help your audience understand more completely.

The proper presentation can help you make your presentation pop. Our wide array of presentation products can help you maximize the effectiveness of your presentation. No matter what your presentation needs are, we have the right product for you!

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